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  • Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life 2016
    Native: Dispatches from a Palestinian-Israeli Life 2016 (Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    From the events of his everyday life, Kashua brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and earless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Amusing and sincere, Native - a selection of his popular columns - is comprised of unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal dispatches.

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  • Dancing Arabs
    Dancing Arabs (English, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    The debut novel by 28-year-old Arab-Israeli Kashua has been praised around the world for its honesty, irony, humor, and its uniquely human portrayal of a young man who moves between two societies, becoming a stranger to both.

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  • Second Person Singular
    Second Person Singular (English, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    "Part comedy of manners, part psychological mystery . . . Issues of nationalism, religion, and passing collide with quickly changing social and sexual mores." ?Boston GlobeFrom one of the most important contemporary voices to emerge from the Middle East comes a gripping tale of love and betrayal, honesty and artifice, which asks whether it is possible to truly reinvent ourselves, to shed our old skin and start anew.Second Person Singular follows two men, a successful Arab criminal attorney and a social worker-turned-artist, whose lives intersect under the most curious of circumstances. The lawyer has a thriving practice in the Jewish part of Jerusalem, a large house, a Mercedes, speaks both Arabic and Hebrew, and is in love with his wife and two young children. In an effort to uphold his image as a sophisticated Israeli Arab, he often makes weekly visits to a local bookstore to pick up popular novels. On one fateful evening, he decides to buy a used copy of Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata, a book his wife once recommended. To his surprise, inside he finds a small white note, a love letter, in Arabic, in her handwriting. I waited for you, but you didn't come. I hope everything's all right. I wanted to thank you for last night. It was wonderful. Call me tomorrow? Consumed with suspicion and jealousy, the lawyer slips into a blind rage over the presumed betrayal. He first considers murder, revenge, then divorce, but when the initial sting of humiliation and hurt dissipates, he decides to hunt for the book's previous owner?a man named Yonatan, a man who is not easy to track down, whose identity is more complex than imagined, and whose life is more closely aligned with his own than expected. In the process of dredging up old ghosts and secrets, the lawyer tears the string that holds all of their lives together.A Palestinian who writes in Hebrew, Sayed Kashua defies classification and breaks through cultural barriers. He communicates, with enormous emotional power and a keen sense of the absurd, the particular alienation and the psychic costs of people struggling to straddle two worlds. Second Person Singular is a deliciously complex psychological mystery and a searing dissection of the individuals that comprise a divided society.

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  • Exposure
    Exposure (English, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    Over the long, dark nights that follow, he pieces together the story of his enigmatic patient, and finds that the barriers that ought to separate their lives are more permeable than he could ever have imagined.

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  • Let It Be Morning
    Let It Be Morning (English, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    In his debut, Dancing Arabs, Sayed Kashua established himself as one of the most daring voices of the Middle East. In his searing new novel, a young Arab journalist returns to his hometown — an Arab village within Israel — where his already vexed sense of belonging is forced to crisis when the village becomes a pawn in the never-ending power struggle that is the Middle East. Hoping to reclaim the simplicity of life among kin, the prodigal son returns home to find that nothing is as he remembers: everything is smaller, the people are petty and provincial. But when Israeli tanks surround the village without warning or explanation, everyone inside is cut off from the outside world. As the situation grows increasingly dire, the village devolves into a Darwinian jungle, where paranoia quickly takes hold and threatens the community's fragile equilibrium.

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  • Native
    Native (English, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    Sayed Kashua has been praised by the New York Times as "a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society." An Israeli-Palestinian who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started writing in Hebrew with the hope of creating one story that both Palestinians and Israelis could relate to, rather than two that cannot coexist. He devoted his novels and his satirical...

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    Native (English, Hardback) Sayed Kashua

    Sayed Kashua has been praised by the New York Times as a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society.” An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started writing with the hope of creating one story that both Palestinians and Israelis could relate to, rather than two that cannot coexist together. He devoted his novels and his satirical weekly...

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  • Da ward es Morgen
    Da ward es Morgen (German, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    Nach seinem überragenden Debüt Tanzende Araber greift der junge arabische Autor mit der israelischen Staatsbürgerschaft das Thema des Grenzgängers erneut auf und entwirft ein apokalyptisches Panorama seiner zerrissenen Gesellschaft: Ein junger Journalist zieht sich mit Frau und Tochter in das arabische Dorf seiner Kindheit zurück, und eine ungewisse Gegenwart mündet in eine bedrohliche...

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    Native (English, CD-Audio) Sayed Kashua

    Sayed Kashua has been praised by The New York Times as "a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society". An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started writing with the hope of creating one story that both Palestinians and Israelis could relate to, rather than two that cannot coexist together. He devoted his novels and his satirical weekly...

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  • Zweite Person Singular
    Zweite Person Singular (German, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    Sayed Kashua erzählt die kunstvoll verwobene Geschichte zweier arabischer Israelis, die sich nichts sehnlicher wünschen, als Teil des jüdischen Israels zu sein. Doch in einem kulturell tief gespaltenen Land bleiben die Glücksversprechen der Popkultur und eines westlichen Individualismus zwangsläufig leer.

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  • Second Person Singular
    Second Person Singular (English, Hardback) Sayed Kashua

    Acclaimed novelist Sayed Kashua, the creator of the groundbreaking Israeli sitcom, ?Arab Labor,” has been widely praised for his literary eye and deadpan wit. His new novel is considered internationally to be his most accomplished and entertaining work yet.Winner of the prestigious Bernstein Award, Second Person Singular centers on an ambitious lawyer who is considered one of the best Arab criminal attorneys in Jerusalem. He has a thriving practice in the Jewish part of town, a large house, speaks perfect Hebrew, and is in love with his wife and two young children. One day at a used bookstore, he picks up a copy of Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata, and inside finds a love letter, in Arabic, in his wife’s handwriting. Consumed with suspicion and jealousy, the lawyer hunts for the book’s previous owner?a man named Yonatan?pulling at the strings that hold all their lives together.With enormous emotional power, and a keen sense of the absurd, Kashua spins a tale of love and betrayal, honesty and artifice, and questions whether it is possible to truly reinvent ourselves. Second Person Singular is a deliciously complex psychological mystery and a searing dissection of the individuals that comprise a divided society.

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  • Due in uno (Italian, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

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  • Tanzende Araber
    Tanzende Araber (German, Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    In ein jüdisches Internat wird der Held dieses ungewöhnlichen Erstlingsromans eines jungen palästinensischen Israeli gesteckt. Als hochbegabter Schüler erhält er den begehrten Platz und sitzt nun als einziger Araber in einer Klasse voller jüdischer Kinder, die alles anders machen als er - selbst wenn es darum geht, wie man ein Hühnchen isst. ...

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  • Let it be Morning
    Let it be Morning (Paperback) Sayed Kashua

    Introducing a world literary figure: Sayed Kashua's Let It Be Morning is written with the moral clarity of Damon Galgut and the existential power of Albert Camus.

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  • Dancing Arabs
    Dancing Arabs (English, CD-Audio) Sayed Kashua

    As a child, our nameless antihero has big shoes to fill, having grown up with the myth of a grandfather who died fighting the Zionists in 1948, and with a father who was jailed for blowing up a school cafeteria in the name of freedom. When he is granted a scholarship to an elite Jewish boarding school, his family rejoices, dreaming that he will grow up to be the first Arab to build an atom bomb....

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  • Second Person Singular
    Second Person Singular (English, CD-Audio) Sayed Kashua

    From one of the most important contemporary voices to emerge from the Middle East comes a gripping tale of love and betrayal, honesty and artifice, which asks whether it is possible to truly reinvent ourselves, to shed our old skin and start anew....

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  • Let It Be Morning
    Let It Be Morning (English, CD-Audio) Sayed Kashua

    A young Arab journalist returns to his hometown ? an Arab village within Israel ? where his already vexed sense of belonging is forced to crisis when the village becomes a pawn in the never-ending power struggle that is the Middle East. Hoping to reclaim the simplicity of life among kin, the prodigal son returns home to find that nothing is as he remembers: everything is smaller, the people are...

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